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College, Careers & Ca$h 2018-06-05T18:22:46+00:00

COLLEGE, CAREERS & CA$H

A financial empowerment curriculum that helps Delaware students envision their future and plan for it.

College, Careers & Ca$h offers workshops that build a continuum for high school students starting in 10th grade that puts them on the pathway to post-secondary education and careers.

This custom-designed curriculum consists of three 45-minute interactive and engaging classroom workshops to help students understand the relationships between a lifestyle goal, educational attainment and a realistic budget.

Program goals:

  • Help students understand how high school certifications the first step in the achievement of major life goals can be
  • Connect the dots between career pathways, post-secondary education, and lifestyle
  • Integrate financial literacy into CTE programming to build an understanding of how much money is needed to support lifestyle goals
  • Demonstrate the link between higher education and career opportunities
  • Engage CTE and school staff to work in partnership with this project

Session #1:  College

In the first workshop session, students explore the realities of being an independent, adult consumer, using Jump$tart.org to calculate the true cost of their lifestyle choices. Students then discuss various careers that provide the income needed to support their chosen lifestyle, and, lastly, explore the correlation between income, education, and employment.

www.jumpstart.org/what-we-do/support-financial-education/reality-check

Session #2:  Careers

In the second session, student use the online Occupational Outlook Handbook to explore a career of their choosing, examining tasks performed, education required, and income earned, among other details.  Students then track the job outlook of their chosen career against national and state job growth charts. By examining cost-of-living differences nationwide, they begin to determine what lifestyle their career can afford them.

www.bls.gov/ooh

Session #3:  Ca$h

In the final session, students use the income data for their chosen career to revisit their lifestyle choices and they create a budget for those choices according to their monthly entry-level net incomes. Students then decide either how to minimize their deficit or make use of their surplus.  Lastly, using their budget as a benchmark, students consider the steps necessary to achieve their educational, career, and lifestyle goals.

  • Take the first step toward peace of mind and financial control. Meet with a personal financial coach.

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